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Mitchell residents may soon have a new way to travel around town. The Mitchell City Council will consider voting to approve the taxicab license of Thomas Schaffner as a driver of Lyft at its 6 p.m. meeting Monday at City Hall. Lyft is a ride-hailing service that began operations in South Dakota this past October, beating out its competitor Uber to the state. The company first had to obtain a sales tax license before beginning operations in the state.
LAKE ANDES -- Authorities are investigating the death of a 22-year-old female in Lake Andes. The body, who is identified as Tessa Joseph, of Lake Andes, was discovered early Saturday morning near the Lake Andes Farmers Co-op Grain Elevator. Joseph was last seen before her death Friday morning. The Charles Mix County County Sheriff’s Office and the S.D. Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Parent-Teacher Conferences for Mitchell High School, Second Chance High and MCTEA will be held from 3:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8. Traveling teachers will be available at the high school at the following times: Lisa Bahe, 3:30 to 6 p.m.; Kelli Baysinger, 3:30 to 6 p.m.; Alyson Palmer, 3:30 to 6 p.m.; Suzanne Skinner, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
One person was cited for following too closely following a rollover crash Friday afternoon in Mitchell. Landen Thompson, 19, of Mitchell, rear-ended a 2002 Ford Focus, driven by Kohl Snell, 18, at about 12:24 p.m. on the 1800 block of East Spruce Avenue, according to the Mitchell Police Division. Thompson was cited with the Class 2 misdemeanor.
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know heading into Friday, Jan. 2, 2018: 1. A local man has been charged with possessing a stolen vehicle and altering its VIN.
CHAMBERLAIN — Two Chamberlain residents were arrested Wednesday on multiple felony drug charges, including a 28-year-old woman who police say ingested a controlled substance while pregnant. Jeannie Langdeau was charged with five felonies and Philip Battese Jr., 37, was charged with four felonies when the Chamberlain Police Department acted on a tip and executed a search warrant at about 3:45 p.m. at an apartment in Chamberlain. Law enforcement officers found methamphetamine and prescription opioids, Chamberlain Police Chief Joe Hutmacher said.
FULTON — A Fulton man has been charged with possessing a stolen vehicle and tampering with the vehicle's identification number. Paul Jerke, 36, was charged recently on two felony counts in Hanson County. Court documents say on or about Jan. 25, Jerke possessed a 2003 Ford F-250, "which he knows or had reason to believe has been stolen" and he "intentionally remove(d) a vehicle identification number without written authority from the department of Revenue" on the same vehicle. Jerke is the owner of Paul's Towing, of Fulton.
Authorities say an 80-year-old Mitchell man slipped on ice, hit his head and died earlier this week. Bernard "Bernie" Tegethoff was found by officers at 1:52 p.m. Monday at a property he owned on the 1500 block of West Third Avenue in Mitchell. Officials with the Mitchell Police Division called it an accidental death. The fall didn't result in an immediate death.
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Thursday, Feb. 1.
Soak up driving on Sanborn Boulevard, for now. The eight-person Mitchell City Council on Wednesday night unanimously decided to fully close the major thoroughfare for a reconstruction project this year. The council awarded a $1,859,222.70 bid to Dell Rapids-based BX Civil & Construction for a project that will completely close Sanborn from April 1 to July 17. There will be a $1,500 per day penalty if the work is not completed by the July 17 date.